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2014-02-27 12:02:08 AM  
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2014-02-27 12:03:21 AM  
She shoulda just talked to it.
 
2014-02-27 12:26:02 AM  
An 11-year-old girl shot in Washington state has shot a cougar to death after she saw the animal following her older brother.

Does that sound weird to anyone else?
 
2014-02-27 12:41:35 AM  
Another responsible gun owner.
 
2014-02-27 02:02:44 AM  
When Thomas White spotted a cougar approaching his teenage son outside their home in rural Washington state last week, there was only one thing to do - hand a gun to his 11-year-old daughter.


I'd have thought the one thing to do would be to SHOOT THE GODDAMN THING YOURSELF.
 
2014-02-27 02:16:15 AM  

fusillade762: When Thomas White spotted a cougar approaching his teenage son outside their home in rural Washington state last week, there was only one thing to do - hand a gun to his 11-year-old daughter.


I'd have thought the one thing to do would be to SHOOT THE GODDAMN THING YOURSELF.


According to the article (grain of salt, and all that) the girl was the only one with a tag to shoot it. I'd probably shoot it myself and fark the consequences, but these kids look like they know what they're doing.
 
2014-02-27 02:51:54 AM  
Kids these days get big so fast. She doesn't look a day under 14.
 
2014-02-27 04:34:22 AM  
Both those kids look creepy as hell.The little girl is already in the early stages of crazy eyes, and the boy looks like the preacher kid from the Children of the Corn.
 
2014-02-27 04:37:45 AM  
Is it just me or does that girl has an uncanny resemblance to Emma Watson at the same age?
 
2014-02-27 04:45:19 AM  
I'm thinking those kids are going to be ok.
 
2014-02-27 04:50:55 AM  
Well, free cat I guess.
 
2014-02-27 04:53:14 AM  
NOOOOOO!!!!! They killed Steve French!!!
 
2014-02-27 04:53:56 AM  
I don't see anything wrong with what they did as long as pumas aren't endangered.

And there's nothing wrong with teaching a kid to shoot.
 
2014-02-27 05:21:30 AM  
Done in one.
 
2014-02-27 05:26:23 AM  
Also

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2014-02-27 05:32:23 AM  
 
x23
2014-02-27 05:50:33 AM  
FTA : .234 caliber gun

a what? .243 maybe? .223? who knows!
 
2014-02-27 06:03:55 AM  

x23: FTA : .234 caliber gun

a what? .243 maybe? .223? who knows!


Nope. .243 is a caliber, and it's a good round for animals such as cougars...and it has one of the flattest trajectorys, minimal recoil.
 
2014-02-27 06:18:24 AM  
The comments to the article are migraine inducing
 
2014-02-27 06:31:18 AM  
This is exactly what responsible gun ownership is all about. Teaching children(and adults) that weapons are not toys, when to use them and when to stand down.

I have no use for conservatives who want to shoot anything that moves or liberals that want to ban any and all weapons because they're afraid to admit that weapons are necessary.
 
2014-02-27 06:39:23 AM  
"We lived down by the railroad tracks and I used to let Bobby put it in me."
 
2014-02-27 06:48:22 AM  

fusillade762: When Thomas White spotted a cougar approaching his teenage son outside their home in rural Washington state last week, there was only one thing to do - hand a gun to his 11-year-old daughter.


I'd have thought the one thing to do would be to SHOOT THE GODDAMN THING YOURSELF.


If they kill me, let Bobby take the shot. At least I know he'll take me down clean.
 
2014-02-27 07:00:44 AM  
Shelby's grandfather, William White, revealed that it was a fourth cougar killed on his property in the past several weeks. We're real avid hunters

I moved out into the wilderness so I can kill any wild animal that walks onto my property How dare these wild animals exist in their own habitat!

/seriously
//these ass-hats sound like they just like to kill things
 
2014-02-27 07:04:06 AM  

abhorrent1: Shelby's grandfather, William White, revealed that it was a fourth cougar killed on his property in the past several weeks. We're real avid hunters

I moved out into the wilderness so I can kill any wild animal that walks onto my property How dare these wild animals exist in their own habitat!

/seriously
//these ass-hats sound like they just like to kill things


Gun grabbing ninnies hate to admit it, but firearms are a vital tool for animal conservation. Think about this the next time you see a bear licking your grill.
 
2014-02-27 07:18:39 AM  
Doom MD:  Think about this the next time you see a bear licking your grill.


Guys like that don't have grills.  They're too scared of burning their tofu.
 
2014-02-27 07:22:55 AM  

abhorrent1: Shelby's grandfather, William White, revealed that it was a fourth cougar killed on his property in the past several weeks. We're real avid hunters

I moved out into the wilderness so I can kill any wild animal that walks onto my property How dare these wild animals exist in their own habitat!

/seriously
//these ass-hats sound like they just like to kill things


Right, when you have children and live stock around, you also want a preponderance of predator animals creepin gin the shadows.

It's good for keeping the kids alert. Who cares how many get killed!?!!
 
2014-02-27 07:27:53 AM  

Doom MD: abhorrent1: Shelby's grandfather, William White, revealed that it was a fourth cougar killed on his property in the past several weeks. We're real avid hunters

I moved out into the wilderness so I can kill any wild animal that walks onto my property How dare these wild animals exist in their own habitat!

/seriously
//these ass-hats sound like they just like to kill things

Gun grabbing ninnies hate to admit it, but firearms are a vital tool for animal conservation. Think about this the next time you see a bear licking your grill.


I get that. But if you live in the wilderness where there are bears and mountain lions, chances are some are going to wander into your yard. Doesn't mean you have to kill them every time they do. Getting a permit and hunting are one thing, since it's regulated. Shooting any animal that wanders onto your property is ass-hattery.

You could probably live there your whole life and never see a mountain lion but for some reason, every one in the area wants to eat them? Bullshiat. They should be charged with poaching.
 
2014-02-27 07:31:16 AM  

violentsalvation: fusillade762: When Thomas White spotted a cougar approaching his teenage son outside their home in rural Washington state last week, there was only one thing to do - hand a gun to his 11-year-old daughter.


I'd have thought the one thing to do would be to SHOOT THE GODDAMN THING YOURSELF.

According to the article (grain of salt, and all that) the girl was the only one with a tag to shoot it. I'd probably shoot it myself and fark the consequences, but these kids look like they know what they're doing.


See, here's the thing, though:  Depending on whether the fish and wildlife guys want to be hard-asses or not, you could be facing some serious fines.  Sure, it might be a valid "protection" shoot, but this way it doesn't matter:  Girl has a tag for it, doesn't matter if the cat really was stalking her brother or not, it's legal for her to shoot it.

If the father shot it, though, he'd have to be able to prove the cat was a serious immediate danger to himself or another person.  Maybe the fish cops will believe him, maybe they won't.  Maybe they'll think he cooked up the story just to justify shooting the cougar.
 
2014-02-27 07:40:29 AM  
If the cougar was stalking a child, I'd be concerned. That cat has no fear, for some reason.
 
2014-02-27 07:42:26 AM  

abhorrent1: I get that. But if you live in the wilderness where there are bears and mountain lions, chances are some are going to wander into your yard. Doesn't mean you have to kill them every time they do. Getting a permit and hunting are one thing, since it's regulated. Shooting any animal that wanders onto your property is ass-hattery.


I agree, but if it becomes a pattern, then it becomes a problem.

Especially if you have kids.

If you go ahead and look at the list of fatal mountain lion attacks on Wikipedia, something should immediately stand out:  They don't attack 6'4", 250 lb men.  They kill women, children, and smaller sized men.

Not that it's common that they attack, *BUT*, if I had a cougar prowling around my backyard on a consistent basis, I'd do what I did with the coyote problem we had a few years ago in my neighborhood:  Try to scare them off by yelling, if they keep coming back, ding 'em in the ass with the air rifle to try to dissuade them even more, and if they still keep coming back, then I resort to lethal means.

Seems only fair to give them a chance to regain their fear of humans.  But if you've got one animal that doesn't "get the message", then that animal is a problem, and likely to hurt someone eventually.
 
2014-02-27 07:42:37 AM  

abhorrent1: Shelby's grandfather, William White, revealed that it was a fourth cougar killed on his property in the past several weeks. We're real avid hunters

I moved out into the wilderness so I can kill any wild animal that walks onto my property How dare these wild animals exist in their own habitat!

/seriously
//these ass-hats sound like they just like to kill things


TFA said the animal was a 4 y/o that weighed about 50lb--half what a cougar that age should weigh. If predators are starving, you damn well better believe they'll overcome their fear of humans and come sniffing around your house for a meal.

My guess is the drought out west has resulted in smaller-than-normal deer populations and the predators aren't able to find their normal prey.
 
2014-02-27 07:48:08 AM  

Cthulhu_is_my_homeboy: TFA said the animal was a 4 y/o that weighed about 50lb--half what a cougar that age should weigh. If predators are starving, you damn well better believe they'll overcome their fear of humans and come sniffing around your house for a meal.


Yeah, that's a danger sign right there.

The coyotes we had coming around the house a few years back were in late February/early March, when prey for them is scarce.  That's why I think they came out of the woods and were poking around the neighborhood, they were looking for food.  I wasn't worried so much for the adults, but at the time the littlebopper was 6 or 7 years old (and he's small for his age), and we had a number of other kids that size in the neighborhood, some even younger.  You don't want to worry about letting them play in the backyard when there are starving predators about.
 
2014-02-27 07:56:22 AM  

HindiDiscoMonster: Can't wait for the bedwetter brigade to wake up and go "ooooh nooooohs... bad guns"...

oh and did anyone notice the game warden only got the caption "[caption" ? LOL


What's it like, to wander around so scared all the time that you need guns at all times? I'd be ashamed to admit to such cowardice. Or to be so stupid.
 
2014-02-27 08:04:28 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Kids these days get big so fast. She doesn't look a day under 14.


I was sort of thinking the same thing... kind of glad that they noted ... several times... her age....
 
2014-02-27 08:04:49 AM  

jaybeezey: abhorrent1: Shelby's grandfather, William White, revealed that it was a fourth cougar killed on his property in the past several weeks. We're real avid hunters

I moved out into the wilderness so I can kill any wild animal that walks onto my property How dare these wild animals exist in their own habitat!

/seriously
//these ass-hats sound like they just like to kill things

Right, when you have children and live stock around, you also want a preponderance of predator animals creepin gin the shadows.

It's good for keeping the kids alert. Who cares how many get killed!?!!


THIS.
Hate the crying crowd of "you just want to kill everything" kids who probably have never been in the wilderness or have been two times for a campout and therefor they know everything.
 
2014-02-27 08:13:11 AM  

KeatingFive: HindiDiscoMonster: Can't wait for the bedwetter brigade to wake up and go "ooooh nooooohs... bad guns"...

oh and did anyone notice the game warden only got the caption "[caption" ? LOL

What's it like, to wander around so scared all the time that you need guns at all times? I'd be ashamed to admit to such cowardice. Or to be so stupid.


What's it like, to assume that because someone owns guns that they wander around with them all the time because they are scared?

/Currently about 45 miles as the crow flies from my guns.
 
2014-02-27 08:16:02 AM  
Mountain lions attacking?
Good book if you like that kind of thing:

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-02-27 08:29:59 AM  

KeatingFive: What's it like, to wander around so scared all the time that you need guns at all times? I'd be ashamed to admit to such cowardice. Or to be so stupid.


2/10  Not bad, but there wont be enough pearl clutchers to help you out in this thread.
 
2014-02-27 08:49:41 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

Um, thanks for that picture, I guess.
 
2014-02-27 08:54:20 AM  
jaybeezey:
Right, when you have children and live stock around, you also want a preponderance of predator animals creepin gin the shadows.

It's good for keeping the kids alert. Who cares how many get killed!?!!


Now I have the imaginary hook to a rap song in my head.

We been creepin' gin in the shadows.
creeping gin in the shadows
All up in the club with them girls
Creepin gin in the shadows
 
2014-02-27 08:58:17 AM  
When Thomas White spotted a cougar approaching his teenage son outside their home in rural Washington state last week, there was only one thing to do - hand a gun to his 11-year-old daughter.  

Wait, what?!? Don't they know that guns are harmful? They should have called the gubmint.  Fadder Oobama will take care of us all.  The gubmint is my shepherd, I shall not want....
 
2014-02-27 09:16:48 AM  

Mean Daddy: When Thomas White spotted a cougar approaching his teenage son outside their home in rural Washington state last week, there was only one thing to do - hand a gun to his 11-year-old daughter.  

Wait, what?!? Don't they know that guns are harmful? They should have called the gubmint.  Fadder Oobama will take care of us all.  The gubmint is my shepherd, I shall not want....


Don't you get it man? The gubbament already won. This poor defenseless family had to make do with a plain ol' RIFLE, they couldn't wheel out the minigun and call in a daisy-cutter airstrike like you're supposed to do when staring down a wild animal. The Man made it so they barely even had a chance for her brother to get chalked into the Acceptable Losses category when dealing with a threat to national security like a cat.
 
2014-02-27 09:28:55 AM  
It's a different life over there, they have "Bring your dead cougar to school" day.
 
2014-02-27 09:29:37 AM  

abhorrent1: Shelby's grandfather, William White, revealed that it was a fourth cougar killed on his property in the past several weeks. We're real avid hunters

I moved out into the wilderness so I can kill any wild animal that walks onto my property How dare these wild animals exist in their own habitat!

/seriously
//these ass-hats sound like they just like to kill things


Go back to drinking your broccoli smoothie while wearing beige pajamas. Leave running the world to the grownups.
 
2014-02-27 09:39:24 AM  
FTFA: Not your average family: Shelby (far right), Cody (center) and Tanner (second left) all have been taught by their grandfather how to hunt and handle weapons safely

No, you just live in a country where firearm ownership is fairly rare.  Not so unusual, in the U.S., for parents who own firearms to teach safety to their children.
 
2014-02-27 09:41:21 AM  

Silly_Sot: abhorrent1: Shelby's grandfather, William White, revealed that it was a fourth cougar killed on his property in the past several weeks. We're real avid hunters

I moved out into the wilderness so I can kill any wild animal that walks onto my property How dare these wild animals exist in their own habitat!

/seriously
//these ass-hats sound like they just like to kill things

Go back to drinking your broccoli smoothie while wearing beige pajamas. Leave running the world to the grownups.


The " grown ups" aren't the ones who cry about every little possible gun safety measure.

The way Americans fellate over their guns simply astounds me.

The people in the article, on the other hand, have perfectly valid reasons to own weapons.

An eight-nine year old hunting still seems like child endangerment but to each their own.
 
2014-02-27 09:42:21 AM  

abhorrent1: Doom MD: abhorrent1: Shelby's grandfather, William White, revealed that it was a fourth cougar killed on his property in the past several weeks. We're real avid hunters

I moved out into the wilderness so I can kill any wild animal that walks onto my property How dare these wild animals exist in their own habitat!

/seriously
//these ass-hats sound like they just like to kill things

Gun grabbing ninnies hate to admit it, but firearms are a vital tool for animal conservation. Think about this the next time you see a bear licking your grill.

I get that. But if you live in the wilderness where there are bears and mountain lions, chances are some are going to wander into your yard. Doesn't mean you have to kill them every time they do. Getting a permit and hunting are one thing, since it's regulated. Shooting any animal that wanders onto your property is ass-hattery.

You could probably live there your whole life and never see a mountain lion but for some reason, every one in the area wants to eat them? Bullshiat. They should be charged with poaching.


Ok, you let apex predators skulk around your prepubescent children unharassed and I will light them up with my ar15.

Given how underweight this animal was, it was either ill or there are too many predators than the local ecosystem can support.
 
2014-02-27 09:46:29 AM  

Bartman66: jaybeezey: abhorrent1: Shelby's grandfather, William White, revealed that it was a fourth cougar killed on his property in the past several weeks. We're real avid hunters

I moved out into the wilderness so I can kill any wild animal that walks onto my property How dare these wild animals exist in their own habitat!

/seriously
//these ass-hats sound like they just like to kill things

Right, when you have children and live stock around, you also want a preponderance of predator animals creepin gin the shadows.

It's good for keeping the kids alert. Who cares how many get killed!?!!

THIS.
Hate the crying crowd of "you just want to kill everything" kids who probably have never been in the wilderness or have been two times for a campout and therefor they know everything.


I kind of wonder how many of these people want to ban guns "for the children", then get upset an apex predator had to be killed with a gun in order to defend the life of a child. The cognitive dissonance must be unbearable.
 
2014-02-27 09:51:24 AM  

x23: FTA : .234 caliber gun

a what? .243 maybe? .223? who knows!


AR-15 style assault rifle, duh.
 
2014-02-27 09:54:07 AM  

mokinokaro: An eight-nine year old hunting still seems like child endangerment but to each their own.


My dad used (and played with) farking dynamite when he was a kid. Firearms are incredibly safe compared to other common rural hazards. Teaching 8 year olds gun safety is fine, they're old enough to realize that you're damn serious about it (and you should be), and if they screw around then they're never going to be allowed to touch guns again.
 
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